My personal experience (I attended school for my salesperson license, but took online courses for both my broker license and for the continuing ed classes) is that online courses provide the same amount of information (minus, granted, some occasional relatively useful quips from your instructor - if you happen to find one that's still enthusiastic about the matter they teach, and fully awake and alert at the time of you taking their class!) that you can study, assess, study in further detail (this is as simple as opening another browser and doing your own in-depth research WHENEVER you feel like it - which oftentimes in a classroom setting is prohibitive due to the nature of the material, and the instructor's presence), repeat, qualify, disqualify, or simply shut down and stop when you've had enough, and restart whenever you're in the mood for more.
In your years of study of real estate, very rarely will you in fact be part of a truly interactive in-school class. More often you'll be sitting through classes, late at night, after work or school, half-asleep yourself, and surrounded by other half-asleep hopefuls - plus quite often that ONE super enthusiastic person who is thoroughly high on caffeine (understandably so, as it takes lots of coffee to stay awake late in the day?) and feels like asking a TRILLION unrelated questions that nobody, including your instructor, really cares about...
But I digress. I do agree with some comments here - classes are what you make of them. For me, online courses work, in-person classes don't. It really depends on who you are as a student.
The benefit to taking a classroom course is the ability to interact with both the instructors and the students with whom you will likely be working with on some level when you are up and running as an agent.
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It has everyting to do with your learning style, apptitude, attention span
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If you are serious about your real estate carreer I would suggest you take the classes in a class room. You will learn a lot more with the human interaction as oppossed to just reading a book or taking online classes. The only time an online course would be beneficial in my opinion is if your schedule simply prohibits you from attending the classes.
If you need further assistance please let me know. I know several great real estate schools in Brooklyn. Also, if you need a broker to sponsor you we can talk about that as well. Good luck!
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Madison Estates & Properties, Inc.
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Whether you go to a school or study online depends on how you learn best. I personally need and like to be in a classroom for the ability to exchange ideas and I find it holds my attention better.
If you are focused and disciplined, you may do well with online.
When you achieve your NYS License, I would be happy to discuss inviting you onboard with our agency which is licensed in NY, PA, MA & CT and we are on several NY State Realtor Boards.
Try REEDC on McDonald & Ave O / Dahill